usapurge - purge backups created by usabackup


C<usapurge [ --keep=E<lt>nE<gt> --quiet --verbose ] [I<host1 host2 ... hostn]>>


usapurge takes a list of hostnames. If none are given, all hosts in the database are processed. usapueg purges backups created by usabackup (see the usabackup manpage for details of what files are purged). By default, 24 copies of backup versions are kept unless the --keep=<n> parameter is given. See below.


usapurge takes three optional switches.

Keep <n> versions of backup files instead of the default 24.

By default, usapurge announces itself on stdout when it starts. It also prints status messages as it works. If this switch is given, usapurge will produce no output other than fatal errors. Overrides the --verbose switch.

If --quiet is not given, --verbose turns on verbose output of all commands issued by the framework.


Man(%%3) pages (programmer's docs):

the Unix::Sysadmin::Host manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::User manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Automount manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Group manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Netgroup manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::List manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Cmds manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Files manpage the Unix::Sysadmin::Utility manpage the Unix::Sysadmin::Config manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Scoped manpage

Man(%%5) pages (file formats):

the Unix::Sysadmin::Host.list manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::User.list manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Automount.list manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Group.list manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Netgroup.list manpage

Man(%%8) pages (manager's docs):

the Unix::Sysadmin manpage, the Unix::Sysadmin::Setup manpage the usasetup manpage

the usatest manpage

the usabackup manpage

the usaupdate manpage

the usapurge manpage

the usapush manpage


Howard Owen <> =cut